Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Embrace the life you have.

Embrace the life you have. There is none other.

In Phillipians 4:11 and 12, Paul says:

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
This seems easy to understand with our heads, but not so much with our hearts. Are we truly content with what we have, in whatever state we are? I, for one, have always been discontent in a way. Always striving for something more, something better, something different. How about you? 

Embracing the lives we have brings us joy and strength. We are embracing what God has for us. Is there anything better than that?

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

What God can do

Mark 8:17 through 21 (KJV)

Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened?

Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember?

When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve.
And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven.
And he said unto them, How is it that ye do not understand?
Indeed, how do we not understand? 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Quoting scripture

Just because someone quotes scripture doesn't mean they are right.

Let me prove that. Read Matthew Chapter 4. Do you see that? The devil quoted scripture to Jesus. The problem was that Jesus knew the scripture better than the devil and gave better than He got.

We need to know and understand the Bible so we're not drawn in with the misuse of it. It happens; sometimes on purpose but sometimes it happens from ignorance. Even preachers will misuse parts of it, but it's up to us to know and discern the truth.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Don't Blame God

Don't hold God responsible for something you're not willing to give Him control of.

Monday, September 3, 2018

He's not telling

One person says the rapture will occur before the Great Tribulation; another says it won't be until the end and yet another says it will be in the middle, and they all have scriptures to "prove" it..

Regardless of what you believe, the fact is that no one knows. If we did, we would eventually be in agreement. No matter what your position, there are plenty of other verses that seem to mean the opposite.

Why is that?

You know, Jesus' death and resurrection was a fantastic coup. Satan thought he had God on that one but he played right into His hands.

If God is that smart (and we know He is!) do you think He is going to blow it by telling everyone His plan? If a General tells everyone just how he is going to attack the enemy, is that wise? Of course not

I have a feeling that what is coming will be the most wonderful, most awesome coup every accomplished. It's like an enormous and very complicated game of chess, but we know Who wins and He is not telling us how 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Revelation in the Spirit

What God reveals to us can sometimes be understood only by revelation. Otherwise it's just head knowledge and if we try to share it with others, it seems as if we are just preaching at them. They cannot understand until the Spirit gives them understanding.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Spirits of Judgement

Do you still not understand?

There are two spirits of judgement. One is condemnation. The other is discernment.

We are not to condemn others because we don't have the wisdom or the knowledge to do so. We cannot see deep in a man's heart to make the right judgement. Only God can do that.

We are to discern the spirits. That is judgement, but not judgement of ourselves, but judgement done through the Holy Spirit, as He directs and reveals. Those judgements we can trust and use to protect ourselves and others. We can stand on that knowldge and not waver.

Did you know that unforgiveness is condemnation? When you don't forgive a person, you are judging them as unworthy of forgiveness. That's not your judgement to make. That belongs to God.